react select npm

What is React Select NPM?

If you are working with React and need a user-friendly and customizable dropdown menu, then React Select NPM is a great package to use. It is an open source package that allows you to create a dropdown menu that can handle single or multiple selections, filter options based on user input, and even add custom styling.


Before you can start using React Select NPM, you need to install it in your project.

npm install react-select

After the installation, you can import React Select in your component:

import Select from 'react-select';

Basic Usage

Now that you have installed React Select, you can start using it in your component. Here is an example of how to use it:

import React from 'react';
import Select from 'react-select';

const options = [
  { value: 'chocolate', label: 'Chocolate' },
  { value: 'strawberry', label: 'Strawberry' },
  { value: 'vanilla', label: 'Vanilla' }

class MyComponent extends React.Component {
  state = {
    selectedOption: null,
  handleChange = (selectedOption) => {
    this.setState({ selectedOption });
    console.log(`Option selected:`, selectedOption);
  render() {
    const { selectedOption } = this.state;

    return (

In the above code, we have defined an array of options that we want to show in the dropdown menu. We have also defined a state to keep track of the selected option. We then define a handler function that will update the selected option whenever a new option is selected.

Finally, we use the <Select> component from React Select, passing in the options and the selected option. We also pass in the handler function to handle changes in the selected option.

Custom Styling

If you want to customize the styling of your dropdown menu, React Select provides a way to do that. You can use the className prop to add custom CSS classes to the dropdown menu, and then use those classes to style it.

Here is an example of how to add custom styling:

.my-custom-select {
  font-size: 16px;
  background-color: #f7f7f7;
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  border-radius: 4px;

.my-custom-select__control {
  border: none;
  box-shadow: none;
  background-color: transparent;

.my-custom-select__menu {
  border-radius: 0;

In the above CSS code, we have defined custom styles for the dropdown menu. We then add the classes to the <Select> component:


The classNamePrefix prop is used to specify a prefix for all the classes generated by React Select, so that you can avoid naming conflicts with your own classes.


React Select NPM is a great package to use if you need a user-friendly and customizable dropdown menu in your React project. It is easy to install and use, and provides a lot of flexibility for customization. With its many features, you can create a dropdown menu that meets your specific needs.

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